Sen. Leahy blocks U.S. aid to Egypt to protest nation’s ‘appalling abuse of justice system’

By Ernesto Londoño, April 30, 2014

The Obama administration’s plan to keep military aid flowing to Egypt ran into significant opposition Tuesday as a key senator blocked the next batch of shipments and other lawmakers criticized the White House for not responding more forcefully to the military-led government’s crackdown on opposition groups.

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